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CURRENT NOTES OF THE TURF. L. A. Baxter has purchased Dancing Star. Ed Kane, manager of August Belmonts Nursery Stutl at Lexington. Ky.. is at Cleveland, O.. for an operation for intestinal trouble, and his condition is serious. The sum of 4t».745 invested on the totalisafor at Hiecarton. hristchiirch. on the concluding day ! of the recent Grand National meeting, is the best i thai has yet been recorded for any day at a meet ! ing held by the Canterbury Jockey Club. I The famous Emeryville Irack on the outskirts of ; Oakland. Oil., will soon be but a memory. An- ; noiincement was made Wednesday by its owners that ; it will soon l e cut up int.. building lots. The lease ; held on the track by the California .Jockey Club. • which was effective until litis, was annulled Tues- j day. Intil then it had been held by the jockey ■ club in the hope that legislation might be adopted which would revive racing in the state. Premier Holman of New South Wales recently made the official announcement that it was not the intention of the government to father any legislation looking to the substitution of the totalisator for book uia king in that Australian state. He stated that no obstacle would Is- placed in the way of a private bill, but the advocates of the proposed change have scant hope of the passage of such a bill and it probably will not be attempted. The Hreeders. Owners and Trainers Association has drawn the attention of the Australian Jockey Club to the fact that a numlier of registered jockeys rarely put in an api earance at Baudwii k in order to ritle work. For their own benefit it is a wonder some jockeys are not more regular In their attendance. A jockey, as much as an»- other athlete, in-eds to 1*. physically fit to succeed in his calling. As I have often remarked, no one would think of batking half-fit pugilists, pedestrians or rowers, and yet a lot of money is repeatedly lost on horses ridden by unlit jockevs. — Pilot in Sydney Referee.